National Level NPC Bodybuilder to Attend Steroid Education Classes

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The Dansbury Superior Court has accepted NPC bodybuilder “PJ” Braun into a drug education program where he will apparently learn about the evils of anabolic steroids. Braun faced three counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of prescription legend drugs and one count of possession of narcotics. All charges will be dropped upon the successful completion of the drug education program. While it is unlikely that Braun will learn anything new about steroids, there is a good chance the he will be able to teach the instructor a thing or two about the drugs.

The national level competitive bodybuilder was arrested on March 2011 after police claim to have observed a variety of steroid drugs in plain sight at his apartment including testosterone, Deca-Durabolin, Halotestin and Proviron. The use of steroids is generally considered a prerequisite for bodybuilders seeking to compete at the national and/or professional level. The steroids seized by police were consistent with personal use. Police have acknowledged Braun was not involved in selling or distributing steroids. Braun may have had prescriptions for all of the steroids seized yet this was not mentioned in the media reports.

Braun had the misfortune of buying steroids from a local source who had been a cooperating witness for federal investigators since 2009. Braun purchased steroids from “Weirdo Steve” beginning in September 2010 upon the recommendation of a friend. The friend, Mark Mansa, also happened to be the primary target of a 5-year, joint investigation by the Danbury Police Special Investigations Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

“Weirdo Steve” not only provided steroids to Braun with personal use quantities of steroids but also had been selling 70 steroid vials per month to Mansa since 2004 according to authorities. Mansa has also been accused of heading a drug ring responsible for the sale of 220 pounds of marijuana over a four-year period.

Bodybuilder PJ Braun


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